LORD VOLTURE “Never Cry Wolf” (2011)
– Never Cry Wolf
– Celestial Bodies Fall
– Korgon’s Descent
– Minutes to Madness
– Necro Nation
– I am King
– Into the Lair of a Lion
– The Wolf at your Door
WITH URANIAN WILLY, WE WILL SCAMPER WITH DIAMOND DOGS…
I crossed seven provinces to find you…
Brown Amanda, know you criyng in the hollow of my shoulder, this frigid deep forest as a shroud, under the blighted Moon I am really myself, the vial in the hollow of your breasts containing a few drops of blood, calling your ancestral hunger, rip-up my soul a little more… Dark Amanda, if in my throat you bit, gives you, and I ‘ll devour you under the prying eyes of my wolves brothers. And we will be immortal. And if we are not gods, we will be Messiahs…
While screaming, this ode to the wonderful, this “Dutch” Pack of conquering hounds are pacifying its territory by a more beautiful manner with this new, second album, “Never Cry Wolf” with its lavish package (Sonata Artica depression….) and it is necessary to give here the “NBT”-mark (Now – Big – Thing) which you will have to count on.
Forged with passion, this Metal, as Excalibur, breezes rocks, fending armor. Never before the Heavy-Metal has rightly brought this name, mixing and braving the past decades and imposing themselves today in this fake world (thanks again Steve Jobs…) as bravado, a cry of non-renoncement, an invigorating breath… “Fuck guys, I could die for metal…!” (Manowar knows what I mean…).
Epic, tripe and intense, the absolutely incredible voice of David Marcelis (just inhuman) leaves no loophole, swollen throat rip-up his soul, he embodies this irreducible music. Since “His Holiness” Udo or its inhabited Ronny Hemlin (ex-Steel Attack), nothing so powerful had tangled the ozone layer (let Judas pray…) We burn, and it is of molten lava which has expired in this monstrous album…
Not unnecessary enumeration (if this is the monumental appearance of Sean Peck, US Cage Monster for the piece “Into The Lair of a Lion”, absolute roll-compressor), the course of these 11 songs controlled by a group of predators that play their lives, while here it is dantesque (my God, this voice, these majestic arpeggios, these cannibalistic solis…). Here we are talking about a real creator work, of a voluntary assumption of writing a new chapter in the history of this music that we love so much, this music finally makes us stand still upright in life.
This blues is radicalized, it is called now Heavy-Metal- Lyrical in its approach to melodic and sharp as a thrash feeling good tar, vintage in its mood, LORD VOLTURE here back in history with a big H. H as Heavy. The student has exceeded the masters (Iced Earth or well still Accept and bet that Blaze Bayley should be proud, noble metal never dies). Basic / sublimated minor Sixtus, strings that distort your soul, the children of Black Sabbath and the Who are our Electric magicians of our troubled periods. They indicate a cap, a priesthood: Never Surrender!
The flesh has no need of clothes, listen to this music, it is sweat, these are tears, blood and skin. These musicians have made in it, it is, you can feel it the eyes closed.
And if they are not the gods, they will be Messiahs?
This Heavy-Metal will and can save your life…
Reviewed by MEL DELACROIX